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Echoes of the past, fears for the future in the upheld travel ban


The Supreme Court today upheld the Trump Administration travel ban, which primarily targets people from majority Muslim countries. AP reporter Mark Sherman put the decision into modern-day context. Then Bill Radke spoke to two people: one with memories of the past and one who fears for the future. 

Tom Ikeda is the executive director at Densho, which is dedicated to preserving the stories of Japanese-Americans interned during World War II. And Sahar Fathi is a lawyer and board president of One America Votes, as well as an Iranian-American. Each spoke about the danger of forgetting the country's history, and the consequences of inaction when such programs begin to be implemented.

KUOW has a new podcast called Battle Tactics for Your Sexist Workplace. The first episode explores the pay gap; hosts Eula Scott Bynoe and Jeannie Yandel tackled the issue. (Hint: thinking of it as a single number is part of the problem.)